Record-setting quarter pushes installed U.S. solar capacity to more than 71GW

first_imgRecord-setting quarter pushes installed U.S. solar capacity to more than 71GW FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:The solar market in the U.S. added 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2019, with total solar capacity — which includes both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power — hitting 71.3 GW, according to a new report.The figures, released Thursday morning, come from the most recent U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Photovoltaic refers to a way of directly converting light from the sun into electricity. The SEIA describes concentrating solar plants as using mirrors “to concentrate the sun’s energy to drive traditional steam turbines or engines that create electricity.”The 2.6 GW of capacity added during the third quarter represents a 45% increase compared to the third quarter of 2018 and a 25% increase compared to the second quarter of 2019, the SEIA said.Breaking the figures down, the third quarter saw the U.S. residential market install 712 megawatts (MW) of solar. California led the way in this market, installing almost 300 MW.For 2019 as whole, Wood Mackenzie is forecasting year-over-year growth of 23% and expecting 13 GW of installations. To put things in perspective, China added 44 GW of solar photovoltaics in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). In 2017, the country added 53 GW, the IEA says. [Anmar Frangoul]More: U.S. adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter, new figures showlast_img read more

Football News Adrien Rabiot suspended for a month by Paris Saint-Germain for visiting nightclub

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Paris: Paris Saint-Germain outcast Adrien Rabiot has been suspended until the end of the month for a reported outing to a nightclub after last week’s Champions League loss to Manchester United. The French international midfielder is in open dispute with PSG and has not played since mid-December after failing to agree a new contract. According to French sports newspaper L’Equipe, Rabiot was punished for a nightclub visit after PSG were knocked out of the Champions League by United. But also for ‘liking’ a video posted on social media by former Man United player Patrice Evra celebrating the win in the stands at the Parc des Princes.  “Adrien Rabiot has received a letter suspending him,” a source told AFP.“I find unacceptable the attitude and lack of professionalism of a player like Adrien Rabiot towards the club, his teammates and the fans,” PSG sporting director Antero Henrique said on RMC Sport, referring to the night out. “Remember up to June 30, 2019 he is part of our squad.” Rabiot told Infosport on Thursday that it wasn’t him “who had chosen this situation. It’s not a choice that I’ve made”.  He added: “I’m available, everything’s fine, I’m in great shape. If I could play…. but the (club) management have decided otherwise.” Asked by Infosport for his feelings after PSG’s latest European failure Rabiot said that it had made him feel “bad”. “I’m still a player at the club despite what they can say. I’m still under contract. I’m behind my teammates, of course it was disappointing.” Relations between Rabiot, who has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona, and PSG have broken down, with the club ordering him to train with the reserves. In January he appealed to the French League’s legal committee, claiming that PSG’s decision to banish him goes against the “professional footballer’s charter”, with the league finding in his favour. Paris Saint-Germain lost to Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League.Rabiot has been linked to Barcelona and Manchester United.Rabiot has been training with Paris Saint-Germain reserves.last_img read more